HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan for the 2018 season with an option to buy on Feb. 13, 2018.
Asad is an attack-minded midfielder who joins D.C. United after a successful first season in MLS with Atlanta. Asad can play on the wing or centrally and his workrate is something to praise.
OUTSIDE MLS: Asad has been with Velez for his entire professional and youth career. The son of former Argentine international Omar Asad, Yamil has made 55 career appearances and scored four goals for Velez. The right-footed attacking midfielder has been a key fixture for Velez since making his debut in 2012. His most successful season came during the 2015 campaign, where he made 24 appearances, started 17 games, scored four goals and added two assists.